WATER / SEWER TIPS
Properly Dispose of Non-Food Items
Small items such as dental floss, rubber bands, twist ties, cigarette butts, hair, pull tabs and plant clippings, just to name a few, should not be flushed down toilets or drains. These items cannot break down enough to flush completely through the plumbing system. These non-flexible materials can get caught in the line, catch and gather on other debris and eventually form a blockage.
Wipes for adults and toddlers, extra-thick toilet paper, toilet cleaning wand pop-off pads, tampons, baby wipes, paper towels, sanitary pads and other items labeled ‘flush-able’, can eventually get tangled up in sewer pipes. We recommend NOT flushing these items.
Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Add distilled white vinegar and mix until the texture is creamy and smooth.
Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Ordinance
CARLTON 2020 DRINKING WATER REPORT
Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 48 to 50 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
Carlton works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Carlton Monitoring Results
This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2020.
We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. It is not unusual to detect contaminants in small amounts. No water supply is ever completely free of contaminants. Drinking water standards protect Minnesotans from substances that may be harmful to their health.
Some of the substances tested for include lead, copper, barium, xylenes, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, chlorine, fluoride, sodium and sulfate. Carlton’s levels for both regulated and unregulated substances were all below the EPA’s goals for each item.
See full report below.